Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From $690
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs
6 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! And then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, which was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama. And now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street located in the old area of Lhasa City in Tibet, which is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace is an important religious landmark of Tibet.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visiting the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. It is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It's located on a hill in the center of the city. The full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa in the later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$820 $730 $690

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$940 $810 $730

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates 12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2018-09-21 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $820 6 Book
2018-09-26 $820 1 Book
2018-09-28 $820 open for booking Book
2018-09-29 $820 1 Book
2018-10-01 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-05 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-08 $820 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-15 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-19 $730 5 Book
2018-10-22 $730 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $730 2 Book
2018-10-29 $730 open for booking Book
2018-11-02 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $690 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $690 2 Book
2018-11-30 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $690 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $690 2 Book
2019-05-01 $ 1 Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

*Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, the hard seat train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

JC P***

2018-08-25

hi i shallbe starting from Kathmandu for a 7 to 10day tour,towards the end of setember,hoping to get the visa promptly for Tibet see you

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour at the end of September. We have this tour with the departure date on Sep.29th. Is it available to you?

From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo (passport photo size with white background)

Clem***

2018-08-18

Dear Sir or Madam, we want to travel to Lhasa by plane from Chengdu and do the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour. Afterwords we will leave by train to Chengdu again. Please let us know if the tour is still available on the 28.12.2018 Best, Clemens Schricker

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Dec.28th. We can open the this to you if you book the tour with us before Aug.28th. What do you think?

 

We can book the train ticket from Lhasa to Chengdu for you. 

Flor***

2018-08-14

Hello, We would like to inquire about a Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse trip. We are planning the trip for May 2019 and will be 3 people. Would you be able to provide us with details related to the cost and available dates? Thank you!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned three of you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour in May 2019. We can open a new group tour to match your departure date and give you 3% off if you book the tour with us 3 months in advance.  We have this group tour with the departure date every Monday and Friday. 

Tran***

2018-08-07

Dear sir/ Madam. In the next time I want to travel to Tibet. If it isn't too much trouble, would you prefer to me what is the time and tour suitable? Thank you! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet. I am sorry that the information you gave me is too less. I need more to suggest you the suitable tour package.

 

1. What's your nationality?

2. How many people will do this tour?

3. When will you do this tour? Different month, the price is different as well.

4. What’s your favorite part of Tibet tour? Are there any certain places you want to visit?

5. How many days are you planning to stay in Tibet?

6. What kind of accommodation would you like to get? The comfortable (4-star), or the economy class (3-star) hotel?

 

It will be so much appreciated to have all the answers.

Nico***

2018-08-07

My friend Scott and I will be traveling to Tibet and plan on arriving in Lhasa on Sep 7th from Beijing (from USA). Could you send me more information and details on Tibet Permit, and confirm itinerary details, costs per person, and any other relevant information? Appreciate your quick reply, as we are also booking some other tours/travel and need to work quickly given date only a month away. Many thanks! Nicolas

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Sep.7th. 

We need the copy of your Passport and China Visa to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. 

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